Dame Scarlet Aznable has been cosplaying since her first con, Anime Expo 2000. As a veteran conventioneer, she believes in giving back to the convention community. You might see Dame Aznable run panels on fandom, retro anime, and cosplay. You might see her on stage at masquerade competing in the Masters division. Or you might see her at the LA Fashion District hoarding All The Fabric. Her go-to conventions are Anime Expo, Otakon, and Anime Boston.
Dame Aznable also runs Scarlet Rhapsody, a collective of convention culture. This website documents conventions since 2003! Dame Aznable and her partner have ran convention podcasts and reports for quite some time and are adapting to the tech the kids are using these days.
When Dame Aznable is not cosplaying or attending cons, she’s probably watching episodes of Gundam, figuring out her next European vacation, playing mobile games, or figuring out what pop culture food place to check out.
Dame Aznable’s advice to new cosplayers is to just have fun with it. As long as you’re having fun, you’re doing it right! Be excellent to each other!